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Woman held with marijuana:
A 65-year-old woman, Navita Devi, a resident of Multania Road, was arrested with one kilogram marijuana from near the Surkhpeer road. A case under sections 20, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered at the Canal Colony police station. — TNS

Two hurt in accident:
Two persons, Gurdev Singh (60) of Shamashpur village and Deepak (25) of Rahon, were injured when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a Swaraj Mazda at Rahon Road here today. They were taken to the Civil Hospital, from where Deepak was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. 

Tarn Taran
Farmers stage dharna:
Members of the Kisan Sangarash Committee staged a dharna here today against the bad road conditions in the town on Goindwal bypass. Satnam Singh Pannu, state president of the KSC, said the potholed roads had made life miserable for residents. He alleged that the state government committed massive irregularities in releasing grants for development of the town.



Judicial services exam on March 3, 4 
:Registrar General of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court JR Kotwal on Monday issued a notification notifying the dates for the Jammu and Kashmir Higher Judicial Services (Direct Recruitment) Examination 2011 to be held on March 3 and 4. According to another notification issued by the Registrar General, Shujat Ali Khan, Registrar Rules (High Court of Jammu and Kashmir), had been transferred on deputation to the J&K Industrial Tribunal/Labour Court and he shall also hold the charge of the one-man Forest Authority. Registrar (Vigilance) Kartar Singh shall hold the additional charge of Registrar Rules (High Court). 

Zanskar deputation calls on Governor: A deputation of the Red Cross Sub-Committee of Zanskar called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here on Tuesday and submitted a memorandum of demands to him. The deputation led by chairman of the sub-committee Tsering Angdus demanded stocking of relief materials like tents, medicines, bedding items, kitchen sets and other essentials for the people in case of any natural calamity. Zanskar remains cut off from other parts of the state during the winter. The Governor said the problems of the people of Zanskar should receive immediate attention.

Security personnel found dead: One CRPF constable and a BSF Inspector were found dead under suspicious circumstances at separate places in the Kashmir valley, the police said on Tuesday. Constable Leela Ram was found dead at the CRPF camp at Humhama here in the city while Inspector Omprakash Maan died at a BSF camp at Gulmarg in Baramulla district. Proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC have been initiated in this regard.



Two sent to jail for stealing: The Kotwali police on Tuesday arrested four alleged thieves who broke into a gift shop in Astley Hall a month ago. Of these, Golu Panwar and Ranjit Singh have been sent to jail and two others, Goldi and Sonu, sent to their parents as they were minors. The thieves belonged to poor families. The police has recovered six I-Pods from them. Owner of the gift shop Kapil Arora had filed an FIR for stealing of Rs 40,000, 20 I-pods and MP3 from his shop.

Kumaon Briefs

‘Tantrik’ tries to commit suicide in Rudrapur: A tantrik accused of duping a large number of people residing in the Kanshiram Nagar locality of Rudrapur tried to commit suicide by consuming a poisonous substance at the Rampura police post where he was brought by the people. It is learnt that Ram Bhagat, who originally hails from Chandausi in Uttar Pradesh, was a tantrik and staying in Rampura for more than 10 years. In the process, he had allegedly been duping a large number of people on various pretext. Losing their patience, a large number of people caught hold of him and brought him to the police post for handing him over to the police. On the pretext of answering nature’s call, he went to the toilet and consumed a poisonous substance. He is being treated in a hospital.

Youth missing from Haldwani: A youth has been reported missing from the Nai Basti area of Haldwani. It is learnt that Naeem, who hails from Swar in Rampur and works as a barber in Kathgodam, had gone out from his uncle Rafiq Ahmed’s house along with a friend four days back and had not returned since then. His uncle has reported the matter to the police who has launched a hunt for the missing boy.

Woman found hanging in her house: A woman was found hanging from a wooden beam in her house in Joshigaon of Lambgarah Tok in Bageshwar district. The deceased has been identified as 22-year-old Bhawna Devi. She had been married to a resident of the village three years back. Her husband works in a private firm in Tamil Nadu. Prima facie, it is being treated a case of suicide. The reason why she took the extreme step is yet to be ascertained. Police investigations are on in the matter.

Recovery of body creates panic: The recovery of the body of a man who had gone missing from Khumatiya village in Bageshwar about a fortnight back has created panic in the area. It is learnt that the body of 36-year-old Hira Singh was found near Manikhet. He had left his house in Khumatiya a fortnight back to go to the market and had not returned home since then. The attempts by his family to locate him had proved futile. Police investigations are on in the matter.

Three missing kids recovered: Three children, who had gone missing from Ramnagar on December 19, have been recovered by the police. The three boys identified as 15-year-old Manjit Kumar and 12-year-old Gaurav Gihar of Gihar Basti along with 17-year-old Sachin Kumar of the Bhawaniganj locality had vanished from their houses. Manjit managed to reach a relative’s place in Moradabad on Sunday. When the police questioned him about the other two, he led it to a sweet shop in the Gokulpuri area of New Delhi. The three are learnt to have gone to Delhi in search of employment.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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